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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being
Student score
66% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

There is a growing demand for professionally trained people in complementary medicine and acupuncture is one of the most popular specialisms within this field. From completing this course you will have developed the knowledge, skills and professionalism to practice as a qualified practitioner. The area of acupuncture is one of the most fascinating, challenging and rewarding career paths in this sector. You will study acupuncture from a Chinese medical approach including the principles of yin and yang, zang fu organs, qi, eight principle approach to diagnostics and their application to practice. As well as developing an understanding of Chinese philosophy, you will also acquire knowledge of anatomical studies, research and therapeutic skills and develop your skills in communication, presentation, reflection, information gathering, problem-solving and evaluation. Our on-site Complementary Heathcare Clinic provides you with the opportunity to practice your skills and practical experience is a key part of the programme – dealing with patients with acute and chronic conditions whilst assisting in the promotion of health and wellbeing. This course is professional accredited with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM) allowing you, upon successful completion of the degree, to apply for Ordinary Membership in Category One (Acupuncture and Tui Na), and The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) This is the foundation to your studies aimed at equipping you with the skills required to be successful in level 5 and 6 and within clinical practice. Within this year you will also be given opportunities to explore subjects such as research, communication, academic writing skills, reflective practice and the therapeutic relationship. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Year two builds on the foundations from Level 4 and is more intense learning as you increase you knowledge and understanding of the theory and continue your clinical practice in the clinic at Glyndŵr. YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Learning at Level 6 enhances theoretical knowledge and practical skills. It also aims to stimulate the critical evaluation and judgment formation skills of the student through consolidation of the research knowledge and skills acquired at Levels 4 and 5. The overall aim is to enable graduates to become a competent and confident in practice.

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around north-east Wales, Glyndwr University champions the spirit of enterprise. We aim to be bold and enterprising in everything we do. Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry, working closely with partners in business including Airbus, Rolls Royce and the BBC to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 63%
Student score 66% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
91% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
270 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.7k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are health associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This group covers a very wide range of complementary therapies and other wellbeing-related courses, with osteopathy and chiropractic courses the most common. Although many graduates go into therapy roles, with self-employment common, we'd suggest heading to university and college open days to find out more from tutors about the type of roles graduates typically go on to do - especially as postgraduate study is quite common.
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